Police warning as fire rages at Sherwood Hall School

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POLICE are advising nearby residents to stay indoors and close their windows as a fire rages at the old Sherwood Hall School in Forest Town.

Officers and several fire crews are attending the site off Stuart Avenue after the flames took hold around 11am.

Forest Tonwn Fires at the old Sherwood Hall School site of Stuart Avenue''04-04-2011

Forest Tonwn Fires at the old Sherwood Hall School site of Stuart Avenue''04-04-2011

Said a police spokesman: “Residents have been evacuated from Stuart Avenue and have been taken to a local public house as a temporary measure, while a number of roads in the immediate area have been closed.

“It is believed that there may be asbestos in the building, so members of the public who live in the area have been urged stay inside and keep their windows and doors closed while the fire is brought under control.”

Forest Tonwn Fires at the old Sherwood Hall School site of Stuart Avenue''04-04-2011

Forest Tonwn Fires at the old Sherwood Hall School site of Stuart Avenue''04-04-2011

Forest Tonwn Fires at the old Sherwood Hall School site of Stuart Avenue''04-04-2011

Forest Tonwn Fires at the old Sherwood Hall School site of Stuart Avenue''04-04-2011